Obit: Maureen E. Benz

Maureen E. Benz, age 80, of Norwood Young America, passed away peacefully Sept. 15, 2012 after a long, courageous battle with cancer. A memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22 at Church of the Ascension (323 Reform St. N, NYA). Visitation will be held at 9:30 a.m., and interment will be at the Church of the Ascension cemetery.

Maureen was born May 2, 1932 to Ralph and Rhea Tice. She was a graduate of Onamia High School. She married Donald E. Benz on April 25, 1953.

Maureen is preceded in death by son, Mark; parents; brother, Merlin Tice; infant sister, Bonita Tice.

She is survived by loving husband, Don; son, Brad; daughters, Mary (Mark) Stockman and Sue (Tom) Fritz; daughter-in-law, Teresa; grandchildren, Miranda Benz, Jake, Joey and Leah Benz, Ross and Chad Stockman, Jayme, Josh (Jo) and Katelyn Fritz; great-grandson, Carter Fritz; sister, Beverly VanderEyk; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  Maureen and her smile will be greatly missed.

Arrangements were with the Cremation Society of MN Edina Chapel (952-924-4100).